Thursday, March 4, 2010

Smile File

Let there be magic in your SMILE and firmness in your handshake. This is a little message I found in my fortune cookie from the Chinese Restaurant. I thought it tied in perfectly with what I'm about ready to share with all of you.


In the March 2010 Better Homes and Gardens Magazine on page 10 I saw an ad that caught my eye. It's an ad for fish crackers with a little saying that says: We bake SMILES. Here's how you can make a few more. It goes on to talk about encouraging optimism in children. I instantly thought about Sister Dalton's message to the Young Women...Read your Scriptures for 5 minutes every day, Pray morning and night, and SMILE!!! I fell in love with the ads idea to create a SMILE FILE so I made one. The ad states that you should make a SMILE FILE with your kids, and keep it on the table with some cards and crayons. Whenever they remember something that made them smile, they can write or draw it on a card. Then, once a week, take turns pulling a SMILE from the box and read it aloud. My mind has been going crazy with all of the things you could do with this.

Here are just a few thoughts:

1. Family Home Evening comes to mind!
2. Primary Activity - could share a SMILE each Sunday!
3. Young Women's Activity - make box at mutual and use it as part of your Opening Exercises!
4. Achievement Day Girls - how much fun would you have making one of these?
5. Young Women's Camp Craft - wouldn't this be fantastic?
6.  Primary Music Leader - place songs in the box that make you SMILE!

I think we should use this POST as a place to COMMENT on things that make you and I SMILE. Feel free to share your FAVORITE SMILES from the week!!!

I'm attaching the little cards that I used for my SMILE FILE. If you would like the PDF file...please comment here or email me.

By the way...the little white box came from Michael's. It was only $.99!

26 comments:

Scattered Brain said...

Thank you for sharing. This is a great ideas. May I have a copy of the PDF file. family4ever.rebekah@gmail.com

Becky said...

This is wonderful!!! I appreciate all the incredible ideas you have. Thank you so much!!!

J+C+4=FUN said...

Thank you for all of your posts. I don't think that I have commented before but I have used your ideas in primary music so thank. I love this because I have received some bad news this week and your smile file has touched me. Thank you for your inspiration and talents.

The Burke Family said...

I appreciate you sharing!! Our family would love these, may I please have the file? davidandjessicaburke@gmail.com

meg.. said...

What a great idea! If I could get the pdf of your darling cards, I just might use these for home and Primary! Thank you. :)

Kemi said...

I would LOVE a copy of the PDF! Thanks so much for offering!

You have such great ideas!

kemi.like.chemistry@gmail.com

L Johnson said...

Great idea I would love the PDF file to use with our YW. Letters from my Missionary make me smile:0)
Laurel@johnsonnorthwest.com

Michelle said...

Cute Idea to use with the grandkids, thanks for sharing. Please send me the PDF file. thesteelehouse@comcast.net

Dave and Jeni Taylor said...

I love this!! You can never go wrong with a sincere smile!! May I please have a copy of the PDF file, too? Thanks! jenitaylor77@yahoo.com

chelledania said...

mee too please!

chelledania@gmail.com

The Andersons said...

i would love a copy of thie file could you sent it to me please loz_247@hotmail.com

thanks
lorelei

sromriell said...

Thanks for your wonderful ideas...I would love a PDF file..thank you
sromriell@gmail.com

Robbie said...

I love this idea and would appreciate having the Pdf file for this. Thank You do much for sharing.
robbiestockton@hotmail.com

Cheri, Rich & Kids said...

What a great idea! I would love to have the PDF file! cherimickelsen@sbcglobal.net

Nora said...

May I have a copy of your PDF "smile file" I enjoy your site.
Nora
cabeadle@consolidated.net

Brady said...

This goes great with the YW lesson I am teaching on Sunday about optimism. I'd love a copy of the PDF file. Thanks! dannabn@mac.com

The Bergers said...

What a fun idea!! Thanks so much! My children make me smile!!

The life of a 2nd grader said...

I love all of your ideas. Can you please email me a pdf of this smile file and also a pdf of your general conference pack. Thank you for all you work. merlynn.graf@gamil.com

Jamie said...

I just found your blog & am loving it. Is there any way you could send me the pdf of the "smile file"? jamieneilson@cox.net

Thank you!

Tmom said...

GREAT IDEAS! Please send your pdf file for this activity, and also for the spiritual thoughts to
makama@ksbe.edu.
THANK YOU!

Fabíola Rodrigues said...

Por favor quero uma cópia... obrigada
fabiola_bento@hotmail.com

Larson Family said...

these are amazing!!i want to use in yw. may i have a copy of the pdf file please. jklarson@shaw.ca
thank you so much

Lucinda said...

I would love a copy of the smile file. It's a great idea! Thanks.
luwade101@gmail.com

Janell said...

I would love a copy of the PDF!
janellsalmon@hotmail.com

Winter said...

I have been in search for this as I saw it in some magazine and couldn't remember which one. Thankfully I stumbled on your blog. :) Is there any way you could send me the pdf of the "smile file"? winterbooth@hotmail.com Thank you!

Maddie and April Lloyd said...

I would love the pdf. Thanks. aprillloyd@yahoo.com